Mt. Lu, located in the subtropical monsoon zone of east China, has a distinguished mountainous climate. It has no extremes in either winter or summer. Mount Lu has excellent weather conditions: it is neither too cold in winter nor too hot in summer. The average temperature all for a year is 15 °C (59 °F), with 11 °C (52 °F) in spring, 23 °C (73 °F) in summer, 17 °C (63 °F) in autumn and 1 °C (34 °F) in winter. Mt. Lu receives an abundance of rainfall all year round, with an average precipitation of 1,900 millimeters, and 168 rainy days each year. Mt. Lu is foggy for most of the year, with around 192 days of fog on the mountain.
The scenery of Mt. Lu changes according to the seasons but is beautiful all year round. Mount Lu shows visitor different scenery in four seasons: spring is a season to appreciate the peach blossom, but there is much rain; summer is a good season to enjoy the picturesque landscape in Mount Lu; in autumn, Mount Lu would don her golden brown coat with sweet-scented osmanthus fragrance; and in winter, Mount Lu is a good place to enjoy the snowy scene.
However, the best time to visit Mount Lu is in summer, because it is really a great summer resort, and the weather is very comfortable and the scenery at its best. In summer, temperature varies greatly between the mountain base and the mountain top. The highest temperature at the mountain base can reach 39 °C (102 °F) or more while the temperature at the top is only 23 °C (73 °F). Temperature also changes dramatically between day and night. Temperature in the morning and at night is around 15 °C – 20 °C (59 °F – 68 °F).